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MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
until that so-called fiscal cliff, and still no deal. but this morning, there are signs of some movement in negotiations. president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone last night. that conversation came after the president offered to reduce his initial request for $1.6 trillion in new revenue to $1.4 trillion but is reportedly not backing down on raising taxes for the top 2%. boehner's spokesman said republicans are still seeking further concessions on spending cuts. >>> well, there are some new details this morning on that london nurse who took her own life after passing through a prank call at the hospital that was treating kate middleton for extreme morning sickness. jacintha saldanha's family reveals that she left a suicide note, though they haven't released details of what that note said. earlier this week, the two deejays who made the call said the tragedy has left them shattered, gutted and heartbroken. >>> now, here's your first look at this morning's "dish of scrambled politics." mitt romney wasn't the only one caught off guard last night. it is repo
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
. let's go on where we are with the fiscal cliff. i am becoming increasingly pessimistic that we are going have a deal done by january 1st. i don't think that's the end of the world, but basically democrats and republicans are living in two realities right now. democrats feel like we won an election and we are holding ought will cards. we don't have to compromise and want to compromise. republicans are feeling like they have leverage that i don't think they have. they think they can go to the debt ceiling and do another hostage crisis like we had in 2011. i think their hand is weak there as well. number one, the drama is gone from some of the debt ceiling crisis since we have been through it already. number two, the american people are not going to take kindly to that tactic. especially when it's being used to do things like take away people's medicare. i don't think that's going to go over very well. both of those things mean that it's going to be hard to get enough democrats and enough republicans to go along with the deal before january 1st. >> we have a disagreement. i agree if the republicans go down
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
willis, less than 3 weeks before u.s. falls off the fiscal cliff, speaker john bain ser slamming the brakes on any hopes a deal is coming soon, making it clear both sides have differences. second in command, eric cantor warning members not to make any plan for holidays, and kevin brady of texas, vice chairman of joint economic committee, thank you, are we still that far apart? >> you know we are. i started optimistic to get this done before the holidays, but, i don't feel that way, it seems to me the decision has been made, perhaps by white house to take us off this fiscal cliff. i think this is irresponsible to do it we're ready to work out a reasonable sound solution but i do not see that coming from the other side right now. tracy: is it because there is so much going on behind scenes. they think there is a lot of secret wheeling and dealing with john boehner and the president do you agree? >> i do not, i think he -- they have been sporadic talks, i know speaker boehner has been frustrated with how slow the responses have been. again, you know, not just tax rates it is authentic spending cuts, if we don't find
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:30am PST
it could take a christmas miracle to get both sides to agree on a fiscal cliff deal. meanwhile, the president said he's confident republicans will cave on the tax increases. we'll discuss the fiscal cliff with our "morning joe" panel. >>> and now, mercifully, i need your help. are you with me on this one? the phrase fiscal cliff, i'm over it, time's up, date reached on the expiration, nails on the chalkboard annoying. can't we be a little more creative? this is where you come in. e-mail your alternative to the phrase "fiscal cliff," and i'll use the best one tomorrow on our show. we won't use fiscal cliff, i promise. so far, my best, budgetary bluff? yeah, the bar's been set very low. >>> up next, we'll huddle around the water cooler, where jon stewart stepped out of his comfort zone with an eminem-inspired rap for the michigan protesters. >>> well, enough with the real news. let's gather around the water cooler. and first, a little moment of silence. louis louis, who wouldn't miss a second of on-camera opportunity has been talking to the porcelain god all night. not sure why. we wi
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 12:00am EST
the air out of a good thing. stocks soared in early trading on hopes of a deal on the fiscal cliff. but a parade of speeches by congressional leaders this afternoon dump ad whole lot of water on the rally. stocks pared back from session highs. dow closed down 78 points. even dollar stores are having trouble making money today. dollar general shares got hammered. they warned of sluggish growth ahead and margins that would likely remain flat. >>> urban outfitters is mailing holiday catalogs filled with f-bombs. did you get one of these. retailer is seeing quote, high single-digit expansion in same-store sales this quarter. shares rose more than 4% on the news. it is our top story tonight. unusters cracking the bedrock of labor unions in michigan even though fiery protests rocked the state capitol all day today they were outhere. its house of representatives has passed two right to work bills making it possible for workers to volunteer to belong to a union and pay dues. michigan governor rick snyder could sign bills into law any minute now. so is this the end for unions? joining me no
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
are offering new proposals to avoid the fiscal cliff but there is still no deal. right? sounds like deja vu. we have 20 days left to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >> reporter: good morning. there's never been more activity than we've seen in the last 24 hours but activity does not necessarily mean the country's averti any closer to averting the fiscal cliff. president obama telephoned house speaker john boehner tuesday afternoon.rnoo sources describe the exchange as tense. at issue a new republican budget budg proposal, one that came after mr. obama sent an offer to mr. boehner tuesday. before boehner took to the house floor to criticize the president. >> the longer the white house ze slow walks this process the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: mr. obama's new proposal lowered his request for tax revenue from $1.6 trillion in ten years to $1.4 trillion.trillion on tuesday the white house threw corporate tax reform into the mix, adding it to the already agreed upon push next year for reform of individual tax rates.dismisse boehner's describ
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
same time frame necessary to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. it's wednesday, december 12th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, msnbc contributor and political editor and white house correspondent for the "huffington post," sam stein holding it down stag style. jane mayer from "the new yorker" is here. bbc world news america anchor and former traveling press secretary for the obama campaign jen socky. this is the speed of the fiscal cliff negotiations. blink and you just might miss exactly nothing. while talks between speaker boehner and president obama over the past three days have been shrouded in secrecy, we've learned there have been two offers put on the table. the white house sent boehner a proposal on monday calling for $1.4 trillion in tax revenue, $200 billion less than the original offer. might that seal the deal? >> the president's called for $1.4 trillion worth of revenue. that cannot pass the house or the senate. >> okay then. the speaker's office responded with a deal of its own. yesterday it included precisely the same amount of revenue from the original prop
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
phone to give john boehner a call after both traded fiscal cliff proposals. neither sealed a deal, so we're now 20 days away from almost $500 billion this automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. i sound like a broken record. along with the potential for a new recession. shannon travis is following the deal make. do we know what was in the proposals? >> we're getting details in drips and drabs. the white house has offered according to a source telling cnn to basically revise their revenue target. p president obama originally proposed $1.6 trillion in new revenue. he wants to raise the tax rates on the wealthiest americans. now we're being told that he's revised that number down to $1.4 trillion. that's obviously a difference of $200 billion. a democratic aide also telling cnn, i'll read the quote, that offer was coupled with a serious spending cut number with real entitlement reform. so that's from the white house side. on the counterproposal from the republicans, we don't have a lot of details on that, but from boehner's office, republicans are basically awaiting spending cut specifics
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm PST
the twinkle in children's eyes because in just a couple weeks the fiscal cliff is coming to town. merry cliffmas. if the parties here cannot agree to a budget deal by january 1st, automatic spending cuts will kick in and plunge america into a second recession. and things are not looking too good. >> democrats and republicans are blaming each other for the negotiations. >> who's going to blink first? >> who's going to blink first? >> the white house is daring republicans to blink. >> obama is daring republicans literally to blink. the joke's on him because i know some republicans who have had their eyelids surgically removed. >> also what caused former indiana senate candidate richard mourdock at first the likely winner in that race to end up losing to joe donnelly? you might well point to this moment from a mourdock/donnelly debate. >> i struggled with it myself for a long time but realized life is a gift from god. even when life begins in the horrible situation of rape it is something god intended to happen. >> mourdock's popularity plummeted after that. now he's trying to pay down campaign debt. guess who's getting blamed for his election loss in
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
business executives sell their deal on the fiscal cliff and this week the white house had a major victory on that front. the business roundtable, the group that represents some of the top business ceos changed its position and came out in support of raising the tax rate on the top 2% as part of a larger fiscal cliff deal. in a conference call today, their chairman at the business roundtable said, some executives are unhappy that we want to even mention revenues or taxes but he said everybody's got to feel a little bit like they are getting nailed and then we will know if we've got a deal. white house officials met with this group and also helped them get to this place. they said, bottom line, they knew that they thought their prospects deal was grim and this was a step they had to take to help both sides come to a deal. >> maybe it will help because a lot of these guys are very, very influential. speaking of the fiscal cliff, jessica, what did the fed chairman ben bernanke say about these current negotiations? >> well, bernanke is the man credited with coining the term fiscal cliff. he di
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
to negotiate a deal to keep the u.s. from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. house republicans meeting right now and we expect to hear from the house speaker at the top of the hour. dana bash, capitol hill, following the negotiations. how many times have i said fiscal cliff over the past couple months, i can't even, if i had a nickel for every time i'd be a wealthy man. >> we'd be able to avert the fiscal cliff. >> exactly, very good, so much more clever and quicker than i am. dana good morning. the president and the house speaker offered new proposals. what do you know about them, if anything? >> reporter: you know, they're being very, very careful, they're holding their cards close to the vest, which i think you know as a reporter is frustrating but as somebody who certainly wants to get, to see this solved, that that is a completely nonpart son thing to say. it maybe is a good sign, because both sides are being very careful not to let the cat out of the bag on some of the specifics because they don't want the process to blow up even before it really starts in earnest. what w
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
is going to do. we may get that certainty as soon as we get a fiscal cliff deal, maybe january or february by the time we know what will happen. that could work. if everybody knows money is cheap to get, they'll start to invest it. >> nafs my next question real quick here. looking at this move by the fed, does this help either side with the case of whether or not to go off the fiscal cliff? >> not really. i think those sides are dug in, and the thing to make them decide one way or another is entirely political as opposed to economic. we know it will do economic damage, but i'm not sure that's motivating anybody's decisions right now. i wish it were. >> thank you, ali. >>> just ahead, i continue my conversation with richard branson. he has a bit of advice for the republican party on how to appeal to more people. filling the air ♪ ♪ from ev, [ female announcer ] chex party mix. easy 15-minute homemade recipes you just pop in a microwave. like caramel chocolate drizzles. happier holidays. chex party mix. happier holidays. social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d... wel
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
fiscal cliff. he said, of his meeting with speaker boehner, "i think the tone was good. i believe both speaker boehner and myself and the other leaders want to see a deal happen." but diane, he did warn that the clock is ticking. >> it is for sure. and i know you're going to have more of this interview, we'll all be watching, tomorrow morning on "gma," tonight on "nightline" and the full interview with the president and with mrs. obama will be airing on a special edition of "20/20" on friday night. >>> and, by the way, on that question of the fiscal cliff, i had an extraordinary conversation today in washington, as well. with a group of people who are making history. it has taken 224 years, but for the first time, a record 20 women will be serving in the united states senate. and today, many of them gathered with me and some of them said women do lead in a different way. and women would have already brokered that deal on the fiscal cliff. >> i think, if we were in charge of the senate, and of the administration, that we would have a budget deal by now. >> reporter: do you all believe that? >> yes, without a doubt. >> yes. >> and what i find, with all due defe
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
the deal book conference. first and foremost addressing none other than the fiscal cliff, saying they're currently praying that the country doesn't breach it. that if that issue gets resolved, that reverse could happen, investment activity actually picks up noticeably. also, at jpmorgan, we've seen a management shuffle in the past year. the chief risk officer, cfo and ceo leaving that role. dimon talked a little bit about how he feels about the slate of young talent that's just taken to the bench. take a listen. >> i think we'll accelerate and cause a little turmoil. and hopefully we'll have much more stability going forward. the team itself is excellent. like i said, all the people who were promoted have been there a long time. >> the other big elephant in the room facing dimon, of course, is the question over whether he will be tapped or will be an option for the job of treasury secretary coming into the new year. warren buffett has suggested it. here's how dimon responded to whether he would take that job. >> i don't believe i'm suited to it. i don't believe a ceo from wall st
FOX
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
early on capitol hill. will lawmakers strike a deal on avoid the fiscal cliff by the new year? plus, union members flock to michigan's capital. the changes ahead for the workforce in the great lakes state. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning and happy 12-12-12! i'm angela miles. in today's first look: the market rallied into today's anouncement from the federal reserve which includes a news conference from fed chair ben bernanke. the dow is now up for the 5th session in a row. the other big news - oil was a gainer for the first time in 6 sessions. explosive details are emerging that fedex was "systematically overcharging" businesses and the goverment. the emailed comments were released in court documents in a class action lawsuit. a fedex official says the documents don't tell the whole story. and shares of rare earth molycorp fell 5% on word the cmpany is seraching for a permanent ceo. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us now for an early look at the market. good morning to you. and are
Current
Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm PST
surplus. maybe congressional republicans dealing with the fiscal cliff should take note. coming to us from sacramento is the former california state treasurer that lead the commission that was tasked with figuring out the financial meltdown. welcome inside "the war room." >> good to be with you. >> jennifer: all right. what do you credit the expected surplus to? growing economy? prop 30? what is it? >> the economy is beginning to inch back in california but prop 30 obviously had a huge impact. what has been happening in california now for many years is the tide has turned away from the jarvis stage. local tax and bond measures have been passing all over the state where local leaders have had the courage to go to their residents and make the case for better schools, transportation and public safety. 70% of the school bond measures which are increases in local property taxes passed. 80% in 2012. this has been going on for more than a decade and part of the reason i think we haven't seen it at the state or national level, is leaders had been timid to make the ask, and after many years of not
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm EST
the fiscal cliff and what you make of their recent complacency? is there a wall street washington disconnect? >> interesting question. i certainly hope markets will have to tank. i certainly -- we want to have confidence not just in markets but businesses and households as well and the best way, for fiscal policymakers can achieve that is by coming to a solution as quickly as possible. markets have already responded to some extent the band down. you see from day to day how they respond to news about negotiations. on the other hand it is also true, if you look at the experience, very informative experience of the debt limit debate in august of 2011, both confidence and markets remain pretty sanguine, of to pretty close to the point that it looked like there was a chance the debt limit would not be raised. and then, of course, there was a shark shark particularly to confidence about the time of the final debates. it is not unusual to see markets being complacent. of course, there is market point of view, risks in both directions, hings go badly but perhaps if things go well, that wo
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
. all coming up on "mad money." >>> everybody is fretting about the fiscal cliff. until we get a deal. i got more negative when harry reid said it is unlikely that a deal will be done by christmas. i'm thrilled to have senator john hovan, a republican from north dakota who has been an advocate for bipartisan consensus here with us tonight. welcome back to "mad money." >> jim, good to be with you. >> i noticed that you are for a bipartisan situation and one of the things that tells me you are for real is that you have not signed a pledge that would make it so that you can't vote for a tax increase. it should be a big deal on the order of four trillion dollars over ten years. that's what we need to get growth in our economy and the kind of deal that includes tax reform, entitlement reform and better spending control. >> when you were governor of your state you presided over what i think is the single greatest employment boom we've seen. is washington so different that you wish you were back home? >> you have been out to north dakota, you're invited back, but you are right. the fundamentals
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
about the middle class taxes. are he and the speaker closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff? that up next. >>> and the pope takes to twitter, and here is what he tweeted. he said, listen, writing my sunday morning sermon. going to be a good one. rotfl. of course he didn't say that, he's the pope. what's wrong with you, john berman? we will tell you what the pope said in his first tweet, straight ahead. i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient rec
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
lack thereof on the looming fiscal cliff. david: live with the very latest proposals, if there are any real ones. >> all of this with a sense of optimism from both sides. no movement to secure a deal. wanting immediate tax rate hikes on the wealthy on the spending cuts. latest offer, $1.4 trillion in new tax revenue down from a previous offer of 1.6 trillion. and willingness to begin corporate tax reform. house speaker john boehner says that deal fell short. speak of the president's plan to avert the fiscal cliff still does not meet the two standards as laid out the day after the election. the plan does not fulfill his promise to bring a balanced approach to solving this problem. >> it is not a realistic position to say that we can resolve this by extending tax cuts for the wealthiest americans and vaguely promising that we will lean additional revenue by closing loopholes and counting deductions in a way everyone knows is unrealistic. >> republicans continue to refuse to raise tax rates on wealthier families, the official claims a concession would open a pathway to a deal, however republicans and democrats are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart on how large of a tax increase cong
FOX
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
the fiscal cliff. he said he and president obama talked and said it is clear that serious differences remain. republicans want tax cuts and reduced spending on programs. >>> they hopefully will remember this wedding anniversary date. 12/12/12. >> witness the marriage today. >> at courthouses al around the to get married. one couple came to the courthouse found all the bookings in city hall were taken. it is the same month, day and year are considered lucky. >>> today on channel news at five. this is a live look from chopper two. lots of officers. oakland police. told us this is a marijuana grow house. they found 700 plants in and cash. and reporter is just getting to the scene. what we learned about the bust and tied to the grow operation at five. thank you for trusting the news at ktvu. >-.y÷$@y+o3vhpe
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
because of the leadership. the headlines and the ap has the headline fiscal cliffs appear to be stalled and the hill's headline edge towards the deal and deficit reduction negotiations. are both true? >> both are true and you have to look at the totality of the story. today is wednesday and you and i have been having this conversation for a while. you have some type of deal as we are headed to this weekend. this is about the give-and-take. we saw the white house who reported they went from at one point $6 trillion in revenue that they wanted. down to 1.4. i wouldn't be surprise fed that continues to go down. the most important thing as we pointed out, both sides continue to talk. even if the phone calls right now are not all that pleasant, even if they are tense, the fact that they are still talking is a pretty good sign that a deal can get done. >> realistically would we get to the point where they would not talk? especially on the tax rate issue alo alone. the evidence from the polling and point it a solid proof of at least what the american people expect on that issue. >> that's right. a lot of the pessimism comes from the debt ceil
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
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Comedy Central
Dec 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
deal negotiations have stalled. >> the fiscal cliff stalemate remains. >> the standoff continues. there isn't a lot of reason for hope. >> democrats and republicans are blaming each other for the stalled negotiations. >> who's going to blink sglirs what's going to blink first. >> the white house is daring republicans literally to blink. (laughter) >> stephen: obama is daring republicans literally to blink. well, the joke's on him! (laughter) because i know some republicans who had their eyelids surgically removed. (laughter) (cheers and applause) now obama won't budge off his calls for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over the coming decade, mostly from increasing tax rates and taxes on upper-bracket earners. folks, that's just punishing our nation's job creators. america's billionaires are the engine that drives our economy through smart investments! and occasionally through dumb ones. (laughter) today house speaker john boehner struck back with his plan to cut spending by demanding obama come up with boehner's plan to cut spending. (laughter) >> a lot of people know that the pr
KICU
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
on the fiscal cliff. that is a tad lower in san jose. if democrats and republicans don't reach an agreement by the end of this year. >>> on wall street stocks rose for a fifth consecutive day. the dow industrial gained 78 points, nasdaq gained 35 led by apple's 2% gain. >>> some immigrant students could soon have their dreams of a college education become reality thanks to a big gift to uc berkeley. today uc berkeley announced a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for low-income, undocumented students. the students qualify for state financial aid but not federal grants or loans. undocumented immigrants and counselors say new money will help fill that gap. >> money to go to school, money to, like, you know, pay for your rent, money to buy food. >> what it tells our stunts that if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley, now you have support. >> uc officials say they plan to work with other colleges in california to help them build programs for undocumented students. >>> the biggest tides of the year are rising along the coast this week. the tides expected to peak on thursday
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
the real problems in front of our country? there's no deal. the fiscal cliff is a misnomer. we went off the fiscal cliff a long time ago when we doubled the size of the government in the last 11 years and when we gave increased benefits in medicare without creating tax revenue source to pay for it. the question is not medicare, social security, why would you not just address the issues facing our country and the very things that are going to cripple us if we don't address them? ann and saving medicare, guaranteeing that benefit to people in the future out to be important. we have 3 million people this year that are going to go in to medicare and three million the next and the next. >> what leverage do you think republicans have to force and get a deal? >> i don't know. i think, again, that's washington speak for politics, rather than policy. again, i think we ought to raise it another notch up. shouldn't we be having the president of the united states with the leaders of both houses of congress come together and say what are the real problems in the short term and long term facing o
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 11:35pm PST
striking a deal to avoid the january 1st fiscal cliff, but he stressed the clock is ticking. prediction, are you going to be able to raise taxes? yes or no. >> taxes are going to go up one way or the other. i think the key is to make sure taxes go up on high end individuals, like you and me, barbara. we can afford it. and make sure the middle class families don't see their taxes go up. >> my full interview with president obama and the first lady, who were charming and funny together, will air friday, on both "20/20" and later on "nightline." it's been a busy week for me, because tomorrow night, i will have my 19th edition of the most fascinating people. we have a terrific list. we keep number one a secret, but here are a few who did make the grade in 2012. ♪ baby you light up my world like nobody else ♪ >> my first choice wasn't a tough one it was fascinating that two years ago, they didn't even know each other. now this incredible boy band going just one direction, up. they are an overnight sensation, taking the world by storm and making young girls everywhere swoon. if you had to
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00am PST
are just 20 days if the edge of fiscal cliff with no sign of a deal in sight. why some experts are saying we may not have that much to worry about. >>> high-tech features that promise to make the 49ers >>> good morning. you are looking live at the scene from san jose. a truck plowed into an apartment complex a 2-year-old girl was sleeping in the crib she is at hospital now. we will stay on top of this story. you can look and see there the damage to the apartment complex the child was knocked out of the bed we'll have more on the child's condition coming up. >>> president obama is planning a conference call today with a bipartisan group of mayors and community leaders to push for his plans to avert that fiscal cliff. he spoke with boehner by phone again yesterday about preventing an income tax increase on middle class families while finding ways to reduce the deficit. economists say if the deadline passes without a deal the tax cuts could be repealed. new poll shows the president holding a substantial advantage over boehner handling the budget negotiations. 49% approve of mr. obama'
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm EST
response there, given on the fiscal cliff, it s it possible if policy makers didn't agree to a deficit deal by the end of the year and we were to two over the fiscal cliff that size of the asset purchase could indeed grow in response to that. and more specifically the coined the phrase fiscal cliff. and i want to get your take on whether you feel it is still the most appropriate language to describe what will happen at the againing of the year. some are some americans alarmed by the term. do you feel it is appropriate with the fiscal contraction that would come if there is no deal? >> well, the first part of your question is, it is the economy went off the fiscal cliff, our assessment, cvo, all think there are adverse effects on the economy and unemployment rate. so on the margin we would try to do what we could. perhaps increase a bit. but again, i i want to be clear that we cannot offset the full impact. it is too big given tools and limitations on policy tool kit at this point. on terms of the terminology, well, and people have different preferences about what they want it call things, i th
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
, but he is also wrong it is about money as well. big money, and power. lou: the fiscal cliff looks bleak, no news, no deal, no urgency. >> the american people have to be scratching their heads, and wondering when is this president going to get serious. lou: obama is serious about his ultimatum and demands to raise taxes, boehner said no new taxes, obama can have his tantrum, the a-team weighs in. >> and president's job czar has a healthy respect for government efficiency, at least in china, ge's ceo's stunning analysis of the communist economic and political system. record finds for wall street's money laundering bank of record, mexican drug cartels, middle east terrorists, african dictators all among hsbc's clientele, and no one is going to jail? why not? legal experts join us here next. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which inclus investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and c
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
chuck todd and "the daily rundown." >> as the fiscal cliff pressure goes on, whether john boehner has the votes to get a deal through. they have ads aimed at house republicans. one of boehner's colleagues is not exactly rejecting the idea of challenging him with a gavel. we will dig into that. overseas, north korea fires off another rocket. we will have the latest on what the pentagon and the world is saying about this closed off country's capability to launch a long range rweapon. plus 65 years of history making by our friends at "meet the press." the longest running television show. on the planet. from a deep dive also into the kennedy legacy and the man who laid the foundation for a whole bunch of folks in public life. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, december 12th, 12-12-12. my kids have never been so excited about a date. let's get right to my first read of the morning. one step forward, two steps back. that's probably the best way to describe the fiscal talks between president obama and house speaker john boehner. with christmas less than two weeks away, the white house is faced with the same key
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm EST
as well. big money, and power. lou: the fiscal cliff looks bleak, no news, no deal, no urgency. >> the american people have to be scratching their heads, and wondering when is this president gointo get serious. lou: obama is serious about his ultimatum and demands to raise taxes, boehner said no new taxes, obama can have his tantrum, the a-team weighs in. >> and president's job czar has a healthy respect for government efficiency, at least in china, ge's ceo's stunning analysis of the communist economic and political system. record finds for wall street's money laundering bank of record, mexican drug cartels, middle east terrorists, african dictators all among hsbc's clientele, and no one is going to jail? why not? legal experts join us here next >> british banking giant, hsbc agreed to pay a record dollars 1.9 billion to settle allegations it landerred money from mexican drug lords, and sanctions transactions from iran illegally. lenny brewer said that the scale of hsbc's operation was stunning. >> at least one occasion, hsbc instructed a bank in iran on how to format payment
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm PST
they have to see what happens in terms of the fiscal cliff negotiations. their hope is that those will end with a deal between congress and the president and that will make way for a steady improvement in the economy. those are the things that they will monitor to see when is the time that they can ease back. >> sreenivasan: greg ip from the "economist," thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> sreenivasan: wall street initially rallied on the fed's pronouncement, but the enthusiasm quickly flagged and stocks gave up the gains. in the end, the dow jones industrial average lost three points to close at 13,245. the nasdaq fell eight points to close at 3,013. indianapolis will be the first major american city to replace all city-owned cars with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. the program announced today calls for completing the switch by 2025. the city also plans to phase in fire trucks and other heavy vehicles that run on compressed natural gas. officials said they're asking auto makers to create plug-in hybrid police cars, which don't yet exist. retiring u.s. senator joe lieberman said goodbye t
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
fiscal cliff one key stumbling block is trying to reach a deal when it comes to spending. when we look at spending we look at things like food stamps. we'll look at the price tag for this safety net program and how it plays into the national debate on debt. >>> plus, some bombshell developments in michigan as governor rick snyder okays new right to work laws. what it means for organized labor. the future of unions in this country as well as our economy next. it's my favorite time of year again and now -- i got a great new way to get deals. it's called bankamerideals, from bank of america. i choose the cash back deals in my mobile or online banking. i just use my bank of america debit or credit card when i pay. and i get as much as 15% cash back -- put into my account. this is cash back on top of other rewards i already get. best of all -- it's free. happy holidays. [ male announcer ] introducing bankamerideals, free for online banking customers. sign in to your online banking to choose your deals today. jenna: new information own the record number of americans using food stamps. t
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
. >>> washington still not seeing eye to eye ton a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. they believe president obama will take the hikes. >> i am confident republicans would not old middle class taxes hostage to true to protect individuals. >>> the administration looking to raise taxes on those more well off than others. while they want mow am al-jazeera and this one as they try to tfly to africa to join a terrorist group. they plan to vote wage violent jihad there. he is the former roommate of the leader of the ter rits group in some mill yaw who was recently added to the fbi most wanted terrorist list. president obama making a big announcement. the united states will recognize syrian rebels as representties of that country. >> we have made a decision the syrian opposition coalition is representative enough of the syrian population but consider them representatives of assyrian people in opposition to the regime. >> the u.s. providing weapons to the rebels there. 40,000 people in the country have been killed. >> albert king rushed donna summer public enemy hart and randy new man all next year answer
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
rates to spur the economy. >>> now back to the fiscal cliff. 20 days, count them with me, 20 days out from higher taxes and punishing government spending cuts if there is no deal in washington to craft a softer landing. with me now from los angeles, economist, author, ben stein. ben stein, good to see you, sir. you know, look, despite all we're hearing and seeing out of washington, we can at least discern some movement on this issue of taxes. let me just take you back, house speaker john boehner, his first position was no new taxes. president obama was asking for new taxes totalling $1.6 trillion. after the election speaker of the house ponied up an offer of $800 billion, exactly halfway between his zero and the president's $1.6 trillion. and then this week the president countered at $1.4 trillion. and were they to split the difference, doing simple math here, you would be looking at new tax revenues of $1.1 trillion. do you think, ben stein, that's where they're headed right there in the middle, $1.1 trillion? >> i don't know exactly where they're headed but we're headed for higher taxes. the palmy days for the rich when the taxes got lower and lower and lower i
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
cnbc. j.p. morgan's jamie dimon. taking about the fiscal cliff. do they expect a deal? their take on what happens if we do go over. my partner sue at the new york stock exchange. my partner sue with big interviewes this hour. >> that's right, ty. i spent the afternoon at blackrock's trading room and i got their outlooks for 2013. you will see it first here on cnbc. >>> here are investment take aways. fixed income. they feel there is danger in what many people consider a safe play. commodities, they have a long view there in many of those sectors. equities is kind of a global shorg an board, if you will. but they like the u.s. best. and in currencies, blackrock is all about being a dollar bull. so where specifically are they putting all that money to work in light of fiscal cliff? take a listen to what bla blackrock's robert casid 0 to me. he manages the firm's $3.7 trillion in assets. >> does this mean we good over the fiscal cliff. >> it is a very high likelihood it does or 11:59 on december 31st with a lot of hoopla. but tax rate are going to go up. there is a going to be a conc
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
fiscal cliff now, leaders in washington have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal or else face automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are likely to send the country back into a recession. the agreement has been slow. president obama and congressional republicans remain split on raising taxes on upper middle-class americans. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest now. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. both sides are talking publicly about what they want. the gop pushing back against that. but privately negotiations do continue. in an exclusive interview airing on abc's "20/20" this friday night, president obama says he's optimistic a deal will be reached, and he's confident the gop won't hold the middle-class taxes hostage to protect higher income americans. >> taxes are going to go up one way or the other, and think the key is to make sure the taxes go up on higher individuals like you and me, barbara. we can afford it. >> reporter: earlier on tuesday the president and house speaker john boehner shared a phone call to discuss the latest
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
focused on. this meeting and the fiscal cliff. so, we're looking at, you know, the next week and a half where we have a congressional, where congress is going to leave, a lot of them say they're staying if they have a deal or not. the options market was not too focused on this meeting. look at the futures curve to see that. one of the things i'll tell you right now, with december expiration, which is next friday which coincides when congress is supposed to lead, the s&p at the money straddle, if you bought that, only about 1.5%, okay? that's not pricing a whole heck of a lot. so, the market's telling you that people aren't that worried that we won't get a deal by the time congress leaves for the holidays. >> in terms to the push to riskier assets, you can believe it's the four-year anniversary of the felt's fund race basically being zero. since then, what have the markets done? nothing but go higher. the nasdaq is up 90% of that anniversary. the s&p 500 is up 57% and the dow is up 49%. hasn't this worked? >> it certainly has worked up to this point. but now, starting to run out of steam. look at the market today. the stock market went down today at the end of this all and part of that has to do not to get
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
they're all somewhat measured, if not negative, on the result of the fiscal cliff. so the market's clearly building in a deal. if i were bernanke, here's what i'm thinking. i'm thinking, if i get the grand bargain, i don't have to do anything additional to what i'm doing now because the economy is going to explode fwr trom the pent-up corporate spending. if i wait, let them take care of it. that's unlikely, though. i think the fed is in a holding pattern and let the market bounce around without the upside gains. >> is that it, or are you just getting warmed up? >> let's go to murph. >> if you don't get anything from bernanke today, the market is going to sell off. if we see bernanke step away from the easing today, we're going to go a lot lower on the mark market. i don't think that's going to happen. i think you'll see him extend and see what happens with the fiscal cliff. >> what does the market want to hear from the fed today. jim is chief financial strategist for wells capital management. thanks for coming back. >> thanks for having me. >> what does the market need to hear today? >> well, i think the market
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
fiscal cliff. all thousand i did hear quite encouraging some of the guys were saying no vacation legislation. they're getting that part of the game plan. after a week's worth of rally in part driven by hopes that the deal could be made. who can blame people for taking profits when the fed chief takes action spurred in mind because the man who invented the fiscal cliff seems to think the odds are high here we're going of it. there's always a constituency unhappy at any bold action. we heard the fed's actions were reckless, feckless, irresponsibility. other concerns that things might be far worse than we think. the fed has given up on any chance that our leaders will rise above this morass. i think bernanke is the only grown up in the whoa town. he wants to get a deal to balance the budget longer term in order to get the economy going now. you know he can't do anything to get a deal himself. so he's giving us the beflt alternative he's got out there to the ridiculous partisanship. entitlement spending. it's all necessary if we're going to have long term organic growth. not from thi
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
trying to negotiate a deal on this fiscal cliff. the reality is that will there are few members of this house who probably are in discussions with the white house about trying to work out a deal, but the vast majority here, democrats and republicans, are being asked to do nothing. last night we came back and we voted on a -- to approve the journal, that's all we had to do last night. to approve the journal. we haven't re-authorized the violence against women act. we haven't extended middle class tax cuts. we haven't re-authorized the farm bill. i could go on and on, but we had to come back to vote on a -- have a journal vote last night. the time has come for us to get back to work. the election was clear. the election was clear. the views advocated by governor romney anti-republican majority were rejected. the president won comfortably, and we did -- democrats won more seats in the senate, we won more seats here in the house. i think it's a pretty clear message that the american people think that we ought to do what's right in terms of balancing the budget and that is ask the donnell trumps of the world to pay a little bit more. we have already -- donald trumps of the world to pay
CW
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
this move will affect response times. live in clayton. >> as the fiscal cliff deadline approaches president obama and house speaker john boehner may be working on a deal privately. the associated press says the two have been talking secretly by telephone. among the proposals the white house may agree to less tax revenue but the speaker still wants to see what cuts the president will make. publicly neither side is giving away anything right now. >> we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. >> what is required is, you know, agreement by republicans to some specific revenues that includes raising rates. >> and right now there is no indication the president is willing to compromise on his insistence that tax rates for the highest earners must go up. >> protests over michigan's right to work legislation carried into the night. earlier demonstrators were outside and inside the capitol as michigan's house passed the bill the senate approved earlier. protesters demand the governor veto the bill. >> i appreciate they have a different perspect
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm EST
concerned are you that markets will have to tank in order to get lawmakers to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff, and what do you make of the recent complacency? is there a wall street/washington disconnect? >> interesting question. well, i certainly hope that markets won't have to tank. i don't -- we want to have confidence, not just in markets but in businesses and households as well, and the best way the fiscal policy-makers can achieve that is by coming to a solution as quickly as possible. markets have obviously already responded to some extent, up and down. can you see from day to day how they respond to news about the negotiations. but, on the other hand, it's also true, if you look at experience, i think very informative experience of the debt limit debate in august of 2011, that both confidence and markets remain pretty sanguine up to pretty close to the point where it looked like there was actually a chance tat debt limit would not be raised. and then, of course, there was a pretty sharp shock particularly to confidence about the time of the -- you know, of the final debates so i
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
cliff. yesterday president obama and john boehner spoke by phone. washington post reported however that they are still working on a deal and nothing is locked down yet. we will talk more about the fiscal cliff this morning on "the washington journal." what tax deductions would you give up as part of a solution to the deficit problems? here are the numbers to call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online. send us a tweet, twitter.com/c- spanwj. find a son facebook and weigh in there. at journal@c- span.org. "the christian science monitor," asked what we would be willing to give up. "americans would be willing to give up the tax deduction for charitable giving over other popular tax breaks." host: let's take a look at the results of this poll. 25% said that they would be willing to give up the charitable giving tax deduction. almost the same amount said it would be willing to give up their deduction for state taxes. 19% said they would be willing to give up host: we would like to hear what deduction you would give up. you can weigh in on our face
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